Clean energy resources

Power grid

Financing and business models

  • Unleashing private capital

    Billions of dollars need to be invested in clean energy each year in order to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change – and private capital plays a very important role.

  • Utility 2.0: Spurring the clean energy paradigm shift

    We need a new model that empowers businesses and families to take control of their electricity use and reduce harmful pollution.

Regional projects

  • Ohio: The FirstEnergy bailout

    FirstEnergy’s finances, emissions and efforts to kill the burgeoning clean energy industry are all bad news.

  • Chicago: Smart approach to smart buildings

    A new pilot program will demonstrate how energy-use data can transform the efficiency of Chicago buildings, with the potential to cut harmful pollution and save businesses money.

  • Texas: Energy-water nexus

    As the U.S. population rises and droughts in the Southwest persist, meeting the energy and water needs of cities and power plants becomes harder. We need a holistic approach to water use.

  • Texas: Clean energy economy

    Texas may be known as an oil and gas juggernaut, but the state is actually at the forefront of a new frontier: the clean energy economy.

Updates on our clean energy work

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Publications

  • Type: Report
    Date: March 14, 2019
    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change. &nbsp;This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;
  • Type: Fact Sheet
    Date: March 14, 2019
    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. &nbsp;This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. &nbsp;Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change. &nbsp;This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;
  • Type: Report
    Date: October 16, 2018
    The report’s recommendations and detailed guidance provide a valuable road map as companies work to demonstrate how they are&nbsp;managing methane emissions.

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